Linton Carlton Smith Jr.

Korean War
Service #8411973
RankChief Aviation Electronics Technician U.S. Navy
Date of DeathJuly 2 1953
StatusMissing In Action
Courts of the Missing
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Smith was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Smith was the radar operator of a Douglas F3D-2 Skyknight fighter with Detachment 44, Composite Squadron 4 aboard the carrier USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CVA-39) and based at Pyongtaek Airfield (K-6). On July 2, 1953, while on patrol 12 miles north of Cho-do Island, he encountered four enemy fighters. After shooting down one enemy fighter his plane was lost. He was listed as Missing in Action and presumed dead on August 5, 1954. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.